Republicans are seeking to "exploit" the Boston attack by using it to derail immigration reform, said Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the Democratic chairman of the Judiciary Committee. Some conservative lawmakers had called for a slower and more considered approach to reform in the aftermath of the attacks. "Let no one be so cruel as to use these heinous acts of two young men last week to derail the dreams and futures of millions of hardworking people," Leahy said.

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